HIKO Nose Threads
What is a nose threadlift procedure?
Nose threads are the latest trend in aesthetic medicine to help shape and define your nose.
They are used to define and straighten the nose contour, lift the nose tip, and to increase the height of your nose, especially the bridge. Nose threads are also used to contour the base of the nose, lifting it up and allowing the nose to look smaller and sharper.
How does it work?
Originating from korea, nose threads are made of PDO (polydioxanone) material. Depending on individual, different number of threads will be used.
When placed down the midline of the nose (through the tip), these threads increase the height and straightens the bridge of the nose. This increase in height and straightness is due to the added volume of the threads.
The tiny anchoring points throughout the threads also allows it to ‘tighten’ when inserted. This results in the a more lifted and sharper nose tip.
Is it permanent/how long does it last?
Nose threadliftss typically last for 12 months and are not permanent as they are made of PDO material. PDO is also used for sutures to close wounds, such as in surgical operations. this material dissolves over time and is absorbed and secreted naturally by the body.
Threadlifts also stimulates collagen synthesis under the skin and some people might notice that some effect of the threadlifts persist longer.
Nose Threads vs Nose Fillers
Which one is more suitable for me?
Many patients come to our clinic for nose augmentation. Over the years, nose fillers have become the norm but nose threadlifts have become increasing popular. Nowadays, patients will usually ask which is more suitable for them, nose fillers or threadlifts.
Every individual’s nose is different and some noses are more suitable for threadlifts, while some will benefit more from fillers. A combination of threads and fillers are sometimes used for a more dramatic result. The option of threads or fillers will depend on your objective and desired outcome.
I want a higher nose bridge:
For someone with a lower/flat nose bridge, fillers are still a better option as fillers can give a flat nose bridge its desired volume and shape.
For nose bridge height/volume, more threads will be required for satisfactory results and thus, not be cost-effective. Nose fillers might be a better option for these patients – Threadlifts can be used for someone who already has some height to their bridge and wants more definition.
I want a contoured nose:
Threadlifts are very effective at creating a sharper and more defined nose.
Just like how many people contour their noses with makeup, threadlifts can achieve this effect by adding a lift to the nose bridge down til the tip.
I want a sharper/smaller nose tip:
Threadlifts are more effective at creating a sharper nose tip than fillers. Latest nose threads are designed with small tiny anchoring points along the threads, which lifts the length of the nose up when it is inserted and makes the nose tip sharper and smaller.
Too much fillers in the wrong area can actually cause the nose tip to look bigger. With threads, The smaller increase in volume and its ‘tightening’ effect will result in a sharper and more lifted tip compared to fillers.
I want a straighter nose:
Some people have bumps or ‘dents’ on their noses. This unevenness on the nose can be corrected by both fillers or threads. Which option to choose will depend on the area of the bump/depression, and individual condition and desired outcome.
Can I use a combination of both fillers and threads?
A combination of fillers and nose threads can be used for a more dramatic effect. Fillers can be the desired height for the bridge and threads will be used to increase the contouring of the nose and lifting the tip. Results with a combination of fillers and threads usually last much longer (12-24 months).
FAQs about Nose Threadlifts
- FAQs: Nose Threads
Is it painful?
Numbing cream is applied before the procedure and a local numbing solution is injected at 2-3 points along the nose. This numbs the whole area and you do not feel any pain during the procedure.
Is there any downtime?
There can be small injection marks from where the local numbing solution is injected and where the threads are inserted, and possible mild swelling at the area of the injection for about 1-2 hours.
Are there any side effects?
There is no to minimal side effects for nose threadlifts and they are considered safer than fillers as they do not obstruct any blood vessels.
Possible side effects can include injection marks (1-2 points) and mild soreness on the nose. As with any injection procedures, infection at the puncture site is possible and sterility at a proper medical clinic will greatly reduce this risk.